Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably seen a picture or two shot with one of the retro-inspired apps, like Hipstamatic, which create images reminiscent of a 1970’s Polaroid picture. My favorite thing about those apps is that they make almost anyone photogenic.

Well, why stop with still pictures? Put that iPhone video function to work!

8mm-vintage camera (pretty on the nose, right?) turns the clock on your high-tech iPhone video camera as far back as the 1920’s. There are several “lenses” that recreate the film quality (or lack thereof) from different decades. The older ones include light flares, film scratches, and you can always add a few jump frames in for good measure.

It’s definitely not how you want to film your child’s school play, but it’s a great novelty app. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about transferring those old canisters of film that your parents shot of you when you were a kid.

Oh, warning: unlike the photo apps, this doesn’t guarantee you’ll always look camera-ready. You’re on your own for that.-Betsy

Download the 8mm-vintage camera app for $1.99 at the iTunes app store.